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chip log

noun, Nautical.
a log for measuring the speed of a vessel.
Also called hand log.
Origin of chip log
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for chip-log

chip log

(nautical) a log for determining a vessel's speed, consisting of a wooden chip tossed overboard at the end of a line that is marked off in lengths of 47 feet 3 inches; the speed is calculated by counting the number of such intervals that pass overboard in a 28-second interval
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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